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In 1836, two prisoners escape from a Louisiana chain gang run by a vicious strong boss. In the process of the escape, the strong boss is killed which sets his brother, the ex-warden on a chase of the men. However, the two join up with Sam Houston's army to fight the Mexicans which also sets them free from previous charges. The ex-warden then sells guns to the Mexicans which leads to the Alamo massacre and the death of their friend, Jim Bowie. The two then lead the avenging charge at San Jacinto that settles the war. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Prison made them tough. War made them heroes.

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The blacksmith that is supposedly forging the red-hot horseshoe blank at the beginning of the movie right after the swamp scene, strikes the red-hot blank incorrectly and knocks off a big chunk from one end of it, yet he continues striking it as though nothing were wrong. The blank is ruined at that point and must be re-melted and re-forged. See more »

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A placid account of turbulent times
16 November 2001 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

While "Two for Texas" is more "outdoorsy" and more "1830's" than the usual TV movie, it still suffers from that form's limitations. It seems a bit tame and tepid and lacks the sweep and energy needed to elevate it above the routine. However, most aspects of the production are competently done and a couple are excuses are found to have Scott Bairstow bare his chest so there are some visual rewards to be found along the way.


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